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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Aug 10, 2007 11:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: What was in the water at Cape Cod in 1979???

10/79 and the Boys definitely came to Cape Cod to strut their stuff and put their vey best foot forward....

I'm just listening to the second night in Cape Cod and it reminds me that this show gets lost in the shuffle because of the monster the night before......

10/27, which is revered as one of the great shows of all time, really is a one set wonder (much like 5-8-77, but that show has been debated ad nauseum in this forum). The second set has some of the most intense, face-melting jamming the band ever did, but the first set , while good, does not really stand out..

10/28, IMO, is actually a better all around show, with highlights that will send you to the stars. From the opening notes, this show just soars!!! I mean.... a 14 minute Half Step (my favorite version....listen to Phil) followed by a top 5, 18 minute Franklin's to start off the show....Are you f%#king kidding me, show me another show with a 32 minute jam to kick it off, or an opener that is as jammed out as this one!!!! The Althea, Passenger (again one of the best ever) Ramble On Rose into a 10 minute Music Never Stopped (Stop me if you've heard this before, but my favorite and certainly an epic top 5 version version) to wrap up the set, is classic Dead.

The second set doesn't let up either with a nice early Brent China Cat > Rider to get things started with Samson and Ship of Fools to follow. The Playin' (more than 19 minutes long) is out of this world (again listen to Phil in the Jam....Heavenly...) Drums is typically booming for '79 and Space is unique and spooky. The Stella > Sugar Mag to tie it all up is flawless!!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd79-10-28.sbd-aud.braverman.7602.sbeok.shnf

For me this is the best 2 night stand I ever attended, followed closely by Frost '82 and Santa Fe '83


This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2007-08-11 06:35:21

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Poster: markduffer Date: Aug 11, 2007 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What was in the water at Cape Cod in 1979???

Taking the wife and kiddies for a week at the end of the month. These shows will be on the ipod for some long beach walks.

Peace

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Poster: countmlbjam Date: Aug 12, 2007 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What was in the water at Cape Cod in 1979???

I do agree, 10-28 is the better complete show. Both are must haves for 79 in my book.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Aug 11, 2007 4:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What was in the water at Cape Cod in 1979???

If you like the Cape Cod show check out the 11/2/79 Nassau Col show - it also has a real good half-step Franklin's.

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Poster: Hugo Fugerzev Date: Aug 11, 2007 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What was in the water at Cape Cod in 1979???

You are right. This is one of those shows I never looked at because I was too busy listening to 10/27. I am downloading it right now from speedingarrow and I will listen to it on a road trip today.
I must say that I have always enjoyed reading your posts and the shows you recommend. I think your reviews of late 70's and 80's shows are spot on. I have been listening to mostly 60's, early 70's Dead and getting a lot of show recommends from Dr. Flashback and Capn. Doubledose. But your reviews point to a different era that I'm only beginning to listen to.
Thanks for the kind directions.

This post was modified by Hugo Fugerzev on 2007-08-11 14:56:11

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Poster: ducats Date: Aug 11, 2007 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What was in the water at Cape Cod in 1979???

I think I saw first sets that clocked in under 40 minutes

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Poster: BryanE Date: Aug 11, 2007 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What was in the water at Cape Cod in 1979???

Where exactly is (was?) the Cape Cod Coliseum?

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Aug 11, 2007 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What was in the water at Cape Cod in 1979???

It was located right off the highway in Yarmouth. I understand it is now a warehouse.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Aug 11, 2007 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What was in the water at Cape Cod in 1979???

Thanks.

During the summer of '91, I was in Chatham. Seemed like I spent my entire life working my way east, from California to the Cape. I know Cape Cod is, and was, the back yard for a number of people on this Forum and therefore maybe not all that special, but for a guy who grew up on the Pacific coast, it was quite a gift to be able to be there for a season. Very fond memories of that part of the country.